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Just another big box retailer that puts hourly co-workers first; your screwed if you are a manager.

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Former Employee - Logistics  in  Chicago, IL (US)
Former Employee - Logistics in Chicago, IL (US)

I worked at IKEA full-time for more than 8 years

Pros

Benefits, PTO, employee discount, don't have to buy work clothes. If there is good store management the place can be fun to work at. If not, it is a living nightmare.

Cons

Steering group and corporate office that has no clue as to what goes on in the store. They manage from a desk and will always be in meetings. They create work groups just to be in more meetings and avoid the co-workers and managers.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Stop sitting at your desk or in meetings and see what is going on in the store.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1.  

    I enjoy it very much.

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    Current Employee - Team Leader  in  Hicksville, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Hicksville, NY (US)

    I have been working at IKEA full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great benefits, company respects employees, 401k, free gifts, holiday party, if you make a mistake, it's okay.

    Cons

    Store Steering Group makes some odd choices on some of the managers they choose. Usually someone who worked in a store prior to coming to the new location. Customers are animals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get with it and really listen to the VOICE results and make the change!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    No room for promotions

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at IKEA full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    tuition assents, friendly work environment, and yearly holiday presents.

    Cons

    When they bring in mangers who have never worked for an IKEA they don't understand the IKEA culture. Its seems that some upper management hire female mangers based on what they look like and not there qualifications.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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